stoked said:I am curious about pros and cons of cortisone injection to relieve bursitis pain. I have this pain on my left outer hip area(trochanteric) bursitis. I've been off the bike for over a month and doing stretching exercises along with Rx antiinflammatory medication and acupuncture. It has gotten better but not completely gone. I would like to find out from riders their experiences of cortisone injection which was offered to me as an option. Are there any other options?
I had three cortisone injections in an elbow, because of severe pain..(Tennis Elbow) with each shot came comfort but its duration was less and less. The doctor would no longer administer it as he said it caused damages to the ends of the muscles or ligaments. I eventually opted for surgery which fixed the problem...Also had a shot in my right shoulder which lasted for almost six months without pain and swelling...Good luck